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The culture of war in China : empire and the military under the Qing Dynasty

Author: Joanna Waley-Cohen
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2006.
Series: International library of war studies, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What particularly distinguished the Qing from other ruling houses in China's imperial period? In this pathbreaking book, Joanna Waley-Cohen overturns conventional wisdom to identify military power and an accompanying martial ethos as defining characteristics of the high Qing empire. From 1636 to 1800, Emperors reinforced massive military expansion with a wideranging cultural campaign intended to bring military  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waley-Cohen, Joanna.
Culture of war in China.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2006
(DLC) 2006285573
(OCoLC)71018509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Waley-Cohen
ISBN: 9781429453677 1429453672 1845111591 9781845111595 9780857711861 0857711865
OCLC Number: 81601536
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 160 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Military culture and the Qing empire --
Commemorating War --
Religion, War, and Empire-Building --
Military Ritual and the Qing Empire --
Changing Spaces of Empire.
Series Title: International library of war studies, 7.
Responsibility: Joanna Waley-Cohen.

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What particularly distinguished the Qing from other ruling houses in China's imperial period? This book aims to overturn conventional wisdom to identify military power and an accompanying martial  Read more...

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